Ithaca by Claire North

391 pages first pub 2022 (editions)

fiction fantasy historical adventurous emotional tense slow-paced

Description

This is the story of Penelope of Ithaca, famed wife of Odysseus, as it has never been told before. Beyond Ithaca’s shores, the whims of gods dictate the wars of men. But on the isle, it is the choices of the abandoned women – and their goddesses –...

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Community Reviews Summary of 357 reviews

Moods

adventurous 57%
emotional 50%
tense 43%
reflective 38%
dark 32%
challenging 26%
sad 24%
mysterious 19%
funny 17%
inspiring 12%
hopeful 7%
informative 7%
relaxing 3%
lighthearted 1%

Pace

slow 54%
medium 43%
fast 2%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 52% | Character: 34% | Plot: 13%

Strong character development?

Yes: 39% | It's complicated: 33% | No: 24% | N/A: 3%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 48% | Yes: 29% | No: 21%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 60% | Yes: 19% | It's complicated: 14% | N/A: 6%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 64% | It's complicated: 22% | No: 10% | N/A: 1%

Average rating

3.71

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